Snow’s reaction to being nominated three times in the Latin AMA’s. Nominations are: ‘Favourite Song’, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Favourite Crossover Artist’.
Bless and Lemme of The Moment of Truth Podcast sit down with Canadian reggae icon Snow. 27 years after his smash hit informer he returns to the game with over 1 billion views and a certified diamond single for his collaboration with Daddy Yankee, Con Calma.
TORONTO — When reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee asks to sample your song, it’s a serious compliment, but Canadian reggae-rapper Snow admits he was cautious to lend his career-defining track “Informer” to another artist.
Before he gave the Puerto Rican singer permission to incorporate the hook of his 1992 megahit into the new single “Con Calma,” the Toronto-based performer insisted on a quality check.
“It was an honour this guy wanted to do the song over, but I was still thinking, ‘Let me hear how it sounds,'” he said in a recent interview.
“But when I heard it I thought — ‘Oh, this is fire.'”Continue reading
Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma,” featuring Snow, climbs 2-1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Songs airplay chart (dated March 30) and now crowns three Latin airplay charts. It continues at No. 1 for a third week on both, the overall Latin Airplay chart and the Latin Rhythm Airplay tally.
On Latin Pop Songs, the track rises to the top with a 13 percent jolt in plays in the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music, earning Daddy Yankee his fifth No. 1 and Snow his first.
“We continue to open the way for culture with another No. 1 in Spanish, not only in U.S. but worldwide,” Daddy Yankee tells Billboard about the global hit. “[I have] great respect for Snow and [co-producers] Play-N-Skillz, as well as for Chapkis Dance, who also captivated with their dance in the music video [directed by Marlon Peña],” he adds.
The song reworks Snow’s “Informer,” which ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1993.
Says Snow, “Daddy Yankee together with Play-N-Skillz have embraced me and ‘Informer,’ taking ‘Con Calma’ to the top of the Latin charts and now reaching people all over the world proving that music knows no language. DKO!”
The tune is the third title in 2019 to top the Latin Airplay, Latin Rhythm Airplay and Latin Pop Songs airplay lists: Bad Bunny and Drake first clocked such a triple with “Mia,” featuring Drake followed by Karol G and Maluma’s “Créeme.”
Notably, out of Daddy Yankee’s five Latin Pop Songs leaders, a sum which began with “Lovumba (Prestige)” in 2012, three have reigned in the last three consecutive years, as “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber, secured a spot in the penthouse for 18 weeks beginning in March 2017 and “Dura” dominated for eight frames beginning last April.